Homebase is trialling garden centres within Next stores

Homebase has announced a trial with Next, opening six garden centres in Next stores, today, 12th April. Read more

The surge in garden centre sales continues

The HTA Market Update report shows that garden centre sales were up +97% in March compared with March 2020 when there were 9 days fewer trading due to Covid-19 and +56% up on March 2019.   Read more

Flower Trials cancelled

Despite optimism in March, the unstable situation with COVID-19 has led FlowerTrials to cancel the physical event for 2021 and work on a digital alternative. Read more

British Association of Landscape Industries rebrands

The British Association of Landscape Industries has unveiled its new look ahead of its 50th year in business in 2022,  dropping the BALI acronym and the term Registered Members. Read more

Operations Manager Kirsty Wood and Chief Executive Wayne Grills at Landscape House

Dobbies unveils spring TV adverts

Dobbies’ spring advertising campaign highlights the impact gardening can have on your wellbeing, no matter the size of your indoor or outdoor gardening space. Read more

Plantorama opens Denmark’s biggest garden centre

Last weekend Plantorama opened two Smiemans designed garden centres in Denmark.  One becomes the country’s biggest. Read more

Nicholas Marshall looks set to return

Nicholas Marshall, now chief executive of the Country House Group, looks set to return to garden retailing if, as expected, a lease is signed to take over the plant centre at Lavershot Barns. Read more

Nicholas Marshall

Profit drop for Squire’s is a very good result

Squire’s Garden Centres reports a drop in profits for the year covering the first Coronavirus lockdown but believe this is a very good result, given the events of 2020. Read more

Autumn Fair will return in-person on 5th – 8th September

After over a year away from in-person events, Hyve Group are delighted to announce that Autumn Fair will return to the NEC Birmingham from 5th – 8th September 2021. Read more

Wildlife Trusts make 'End Now' call for peat sales

The Wildlife Trusts say the time for voluntary agreements is over – the sale of peat must end now.  They have released their survey of 20 garden retailers.  We include an industry reesponse. Read more

Sustainable logistics help EnviroBuild's carbon neutral goal

EnviroBuild Materials Ltd is moving warehousing and logistics to champions of sustainability, Howard Tenens Logistics - a bold step towards becoming a carbon-neutral company. Read more

New owners for California Gardens in E. Yorkshire

California Gardens, a large garden centre at Howden in East Yorkshire, has been acquired by the owners of Ellerker Lodge Garden Centre near Brough, who plan significant investment. Read more

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